Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is excited to announce the availability of 40 million vetted, quality, open access journals, eBooks, and eTextbooks for free through our Open Access resources. Patrons now have access to content focusing on Mining in Minnesota, infectious diseases, climate change, space travel, mental health, and more! Articles about these topics and many [...]
During a recent visit to Silver Bay Public Library, I had the opportunity to see library staff and patrons using the Scan for Keeps kit to digitize slides. Library staff members Eileen Anselment and Julie Billings were available to assist patrons as needed (top photo) . Two library patrons were organizing slides in preparation for [...]
Macmillan Publishing Company announced a library e-book embargo in late July. Under Macmillan’s new pricing model, a library may purchase one copy upon release of a new title in e-book format, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week embargo on additional copies of that title sold to the library. The additional copies will [...]
Library Director Sue Sowers showed me several enhancements that have been made to the Hoyt Lakes Public Library, particularly in the children and young adult areas. Using whiteboard paint to refurbish existing tables is a great idea! Young patrons can write or draw right on the tables. Then, the tables can easily be cleaned [...]
I had the pleasure of visiting the Aurora Public Library on June 14th. These reading chairs were donated to the library by a patron who used to sit on one of these chairs and read alongside her sister when they were small. Library Director Paula Chapman tells me that these reading chairs are quite [...]
On recent site visits to local libraries, I took note of some trending ideas. I found comfy seating at the Babbitt Public Library that provides an inviting atmosphere for patrons to enjoy a good book. At Hibbing Public Library, I noticed mobile shelving in the Children's area. Not only does this provide an inviting look [...]
Pictured left to right: Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library and ALS Board Member, Chadd Niles - ALS, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Senator Paul Utke, and Shari Fisher - ALS. Pictured left to right: Shari Fisher - ALS, State Representative Mary Murphy, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library [...]
Thank you to Paula Stanaway for adding Fall colors to our Arrowhead Library System Lobby! Next week, Paula will move us to a new season. Let Paula know if you need die cuts for your library programming.